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Just because they cater to children doesn’t mean these Valley destinations are anything short of spectacular. Read on to learn your local faves for kids.


Best Private or Charter School
Mesa Preparatory Academy
As a state-sponsored charter school, Mesa Preparatory Academy prides itself on giving every student the best liberal arts education available. Founded on a creed of truth, goodness and beauty, this secondary education facility provides students with lifelong skills for success. www.mesaprep.org.

Best Birthday Party Spot: Kids and Best Kid’s Entertainment: Indoors Five-Time Winner
Ice Den
Whether you’re looking to host a birthday party or just keep the kids entertained for an afternoon, the Ice Den is the coolest spot in the Valley—literally. Adults and children are invited to take the ice or kick back and enjoy one of the cold spot’s delicious restaurants. 480.585.7465, www.coyotesice.com.

Best Kid’s Clothing
garage-a body shop for kids
If your tot’s wardrobe needs a tune-up, check out Scottsdale-based children’s boutique, garage. Hip brands like Fendi and Christian Dior are among the collections that will keep your little one looking chic all season. 480.556.6900, www.garageboutique.com.